Huddersfield Town injury round-up as star closes in on first-team return

Huddersfield Town injury round-up as star closes in on first-team return

Centre-back Tom Lees played no part in Huddersfield Town’s summer friendlies or their Championship opener at Plymouth Argyle but could return to action tomorrow night

Tom Lees has returned to training for the Terriers and is now closing in on his return to action after missing all of pre-season, first with a calf injury and then with a back injury – though whether or not he will be able to get his first minutes against Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening is still up in the air.


The centre-back did not play a part in any of the summer friendlies or in Saturday’s season opener away to Plymouth Argyle, although Huddersfield Town skipper Jonathan Hogg was able to return from an ankle injury to come on for the season half.


Matty Pearson was the man to make way for Hogg, with the defender forced off following a collision with Plymouth goalkeeper Conor Hazard. Pearson had tried to continue on, but was ultimately unable to carry on after being caught by a heavy blow to the leg.


Assistant manager Ronnie Jepson confirmed Neil Warnock’s initial prognosis that Pearson had only suffered a bad dead leg and he should be fine to return given a few days’ recovery.


Read more: Ronnie Jepson previews Huddersfield Town’s Carabao Cup with Middlesbrough


Striker Kieran Phillips is now back in training after the long-term hamstring injury he suffered while on loan at Morecambe last January. The centre-forward had been enjoying a productive season for the League One side, claiming seven goals and two assists in 20 appearances before his campaign was stopped short by that injury.


David Kasumu is expected to sit-out the next few weeks with an ankle injury, while Ollie Turton is expected out until around December.


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